Ananya Panday recently opened up about the casual sexism in Bollywood and how she was told to get a b**b job!
Ananya Panday has been at the center of many controversies. Be it nepotism or Aryan Khan’s case or Gehraiyaan, Ananya Panday has been in news for many reasons. While many may debate whether she is a good actress, no one can deny that she is definitely a popular one. Her movie Gehraiyaan may have received a mix of reviews from fans as well as critics, but the actress did put in a stellar performance alongside Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Ananya, who is the daughter of veteran actor Chunky Panday, made her Bollywood debut with Student Of The Year 2. While many may assume that things must have been always easy for her and she may haven’t faced what most the actresses had to. But, sadly that’s not true.
Speaking about her Bollywood experience, Ananya revealed how she faced casual sexism in the industry, and how she was also told to get a b**b job.
While speaking on The Ranveer Show, she mentioned: “As soon as I started working, people started saying things like ‘you should fix this and fix that, like get a b**b job or change something about your face. And, it is said very casually and not in direct words that you sometimes even don’t pick it up. They would say, ‘just fill up a little more. Put on some weight,’”
“Is that what people care about? Is that what I am reduced to? Is there nothing about me paramount to my waist size or chest size? The worst thing you can do to someone is judging them for their body.” she added.
She further shared how despite getting a dream launch in SOTY 2, she wasn’t promised work in the industry.“I was never promised anything or spoken to about any opportunities. I always wanted to become an actor but I never knew how am I going to become one. I never thought it was going to be easy.” she said.
It is sad how Bollywood promotes unhealthy beauty standards. Bollywood pushes actresses to undergo countless plastic surgeries, skin lightening treatments, hair treatments, zero figure regimes and so much more. And, when we see these actresses on a big screen, we are made to feel less. We are either shamed or have a self-confidence crisis that impacts our body image.
We hope many more actresses and actors would take a stand against Bollywood’s attempts to promote unhealthy beauty standards. Because they can’t promote body positivity and ask people to be comfortable under their skin while they are undergoing cosmetic surgeries to ‘fix’ themselves. Wouldn’t that be hypocritical? What do you think?